The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

The BLM was established in 1946, but its roots go back to the years after America’s independence, when the young nation began acquiring additional lands.  At first, these lands were used to encourage homesteading and westward migration.  The General Land Office was created in 1812 to support this national goal.

Over time, values and attitudes regarding public lands shifted, and President Harry S. Truman, by means of a government reorganization, merged the GLO and the U.S. Grazing Service, creating the BLM.  

BLM’s National Programmatic Agreement

BLM Completes Revision of all State Protocols

BLM California Travel Plan PA

BLM Featured in Section 106 Success Stories 

ACHP Point of Contact

  • Program Analyst / BLM Liaison
    Bill Marzella

Agency Point of Contact

  • Federal Preservation Officer
    Ranel Stephenson Capron
    Phone: 202-912-7241
  • Deputy Federal Preservation Officer
    Matt Basham
    Phone: (602) 417-9216

Success Stories

The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Consultation is a hallmark of the process. Read the Section 106 Success Stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story.